Wings Move Filppula Back To Center: Valtteri Filppula is moving to center for Thursday's game against San Jose, the Detroit Free Press reports. (Updated 4/10/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/25/13).
With just nine goals over the team's last six games, head coach Mike Babcock continues to make adjustments to the lineup. Valtteri Filppula will center Damien Brunner and Daniel Cleary to begin Thursday's game against the Sharks. (Updated 4/10/13).
05/18/2013 15:48 Red Wings bounce back, even series with Blackhawks
Damien Brunner and Brendan Smith scored in the second period and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Saturday in Game 2 to even their Western Conference semifinal series.
05/10/2013 23:21 Zetterberg's OT goal forces Game 7 against Ducks
Henrik Zetterberg scored his second goal 1:04 into overtime, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 on Friday night to extend their first-round series.
The breakout many were expecting in previous campaigns finally came from Valtteri Filppula last season, as he really clicked after joining Henrik Zetterberg's line while posting career-high totals (23 G, 43 A, plus-18) across the board. One knock continues to be that Filppula does not shoot the puck as much as he should, and last season was no exception as he fired just 144 shots despite an impressive 16.0% success rate. Although he struggled in the opening-round playoff loss to Nashville, Filppula finished the season on a high note in March with 14 points (4 G, 10 A) in 14 games while putting more than two shots on goal per game. He'll open the season skating on the Zetterberg line again, making another 65-70 point season a good bet. (Updated 8/14/12)